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Time and Date
Tuesday Class: From 24 May to 20 December 2022 (7:30-9:00 pm)
Saturday Class: From 24 October 2022 to 18 March 2023 (9:30-11:00 am)

Place
Hybrid
(London Buddhist Centre and Zoom)

Advanced Course
For those who have completed the Basic Buddhism course.

The Threefold Lotus Sutra introductory study course

Welcome to the evening study course! This weekly class offers an introductory seminar on the Threefold Lotus Sutra for 20 weeks. We learn its essence and how it is delivered from the beginning to the end of this Buddhist classic, confirming the key points of each chapter. You will find what profound messages are contained and how lively we can embody them in our daily lives.

This class is carried out in a hybrid style. You can attend it at our London Buddhist Centre or through Zoom. It assumes you have completed our Basic Buddhism course in advance for a proper understanding of the Lotus Sutra.

Table of contents:

  1. Outline and key messages of the Threefold Lotus Sutra
  2. The Sutra of Innumerable Meanings
    Chapter 1, The Virtuous Practices
  3. Chapter 2, Expounding the Dharma
  4. Chapter 3, Ten Merits
  5. The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wondrous Dharma
    Chapter 1, Introductory
  6. Chapter 2, Skilful Means
  7. Chapter 3, A Parable
  8. Chapter 4, Faith and Understanding
  9. Chapter 5, The Parable of the Medicinal Herbs
  10. Chapter 6, Giving Assurance of Buddhahood
  11. Chapter 7, The Parable of the Conjured City
  12. Chapter 8, The Assurance of Buddhahood Given to the Five Hundred Disciples
  13. Chapter 9, The Assurance Given to Those Trained and Still in Training
  14. Chapter 10, Teachers of the Dharma
  15. Chapter 11, The Appearance of the Jeweled Stupa
  16. Chapter 12, Devadatta
  17. Chapter 13, Encouragement to Hold Firm
  18. Chapter 14, Peaceful and Agreeable Practices
  19. Chapter 15, Springing Up Out of the Earth
  20. Chapter 16, The Life Span of the Eternal Tathagata
  21. Chapter 17, Specification of Merits
  22. Chapter 18, The Merits of Rejoicing
  23. Chapter 19, The Merits of the Teachers of the Dharma
  24. Chapter 20, The Bodhisattva Never Unworthy of Respect
  25. Chapter 21, The Transcendent Powers of the Tathagata
  26. Chapter 22, The Entrustment
  27. Chapter 23, The Former Deeds of the Bodhisattva Medicine King
  28. Chapter 24, The Bodhisattva Wondrous Sound
  29. Chapter 25, The Bodhisattva Regarder of the Sounds of the World as Universal Gateway
  30. Chapter 26, Dharanis
  31. Chapter 27, The Former Deeds of King Wondrous Adornment
  32. Chapter 28, Encouragement from the Bodhisattva Universal Sage
  33. The Sutra of the Method for Contemplating the Bodhisattva Universal Sage

About Dharma Study
The evening study class is one of the ways to learn and understand the Dharma, by which we open the Buddha’s teachings and study the profound spirit. The teaching of Buddhism can be understood by ordinary human reasoning. It is not a sort of teaching that we have no choice but to believe. By understanding the significance of each practice in terms of doctrines, we can more diligently practise with joy. Most important is putting the knowledge we get into practice as taught, enabling us to understand what we studied in the truest sense. To learn more about Dharma study, please read here.

Enrolment
Please feel free to contact us from the form below with the event’s name and your expectation in the enquiry by 23 May. The host will get back to you soon.

Fee
Free. Your donation would be highly appreciated.

 

 

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